Cherry Creek

July 16, 2009--Cool water harbors E. coli risk in Colorado (Denver Post)

Dozens of visitors to Cherry Creek State Park plunged into the lake Wednesday, ignoring the warnings of park rangers who closed the swimming area because of high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water.

September 17, 2008--Water supply future brighter (Douglas County News Press)

A dream 25 years in the making is now a reality, and Douglas County’s once-tenuous future for water storage today looks a little brighter. Public officials, water suppliers and residents gathered at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir construction site Sept.

April 10, 2008--State works to stop mussels from muscling in (Denver Post)

State officials and lawmakers are at work on an ambitious set of new regulations designed to prevent the spread of zebra mussels in Colorado, after the malicious mollusks were discovered this year in Lake Pueblo State Park.

March 17, 2008--State officials on flood watch (Rocky Mountain News)

The state also started asking residents to prepare for what could be an active flood season, advising homeowners to check flood insurance and to buy coverage if none was in place. "It appears we have a very challenging year ahead of us," said Harris Sherman, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.

February 23, 2008--Inspections to fight spead of mollusks (Rocky Mountain News)

Colorado boats face mandatory inspections this year to help combat the spread of zebra mussels. The inspections are scheduled to begin in March at Lake Pueblo and expand to Navajo, Cherry Creek, Chatfield and John Martin state parks this spring.

December 17, 2007--Plan cuts grazing to aid land (Durango Herald)

The U.S. Forest Service proposes to reduce cattle grazing in the Cherry Creek drainage east of Mancos as part of an effort to protect the environment. The Forest Service's preferred option would substantially curtail cattle grazing, by as much as 28 percent.

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